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The Unspoken Truth About Your Wedding Photo Copyright and Monkeys…

The Unspoken Truth About Your Wedding Photo Copyright and Monkeys…

Jamie GilliesJuly 15, 20205 min read

You may not realise it but just because you paid someone to take photos of your day doesn’t mean you own the photos. Here’s an overview of your wedding photo copyright and what a monkey has to do with it! Your Wedding Photo Copyright The first thing to touch on is copyright. We hear the term but don’t always understand it fully. Copyright is “the exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material.” – Lexico.com In the EU artwork is automatically…

Documentary Wedding Photography & Its Luxurious History.

Documentary Wedding Photography & Its Luxurious History.

Jamie GilliesJuly 14, 20203 min read

Ever wondered What is Documentary Wedding Photography? Wedding photography has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. More and more you will see the term Documentary, Reportage and even photo-journalistic.  Essentially they all mean the same thing, capturing your day as it happened. Real people having real moments. A brief history of wedding photography. Documentary Wedding photography was the furthest thing from people’s mind in the beginning. In fact any form of wedding photography just did not exist until super rich people got their hands on it. Wedding photography seems to be started back in the mid 1800s after the…

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Jamie GilliesJuly 14, 202016 min read

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Website Operator (“Website Operator”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collects, protects and uses the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you (“User”, “you” or “your”) may provide on the myrealnameisjames.com website and any of its products or services (collectively, “Website” or “Services”). It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your Personal Information and how you can access and update this information. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage. Automatic collection of…

The Danger Of Letting Uncle Dave Take Wedding Photos

The Danger Of Letting Uncle Dave Take Wedding Photos

Jamie GilliesJuly 1, 20204 min read

Wedding photography isn’t a priority when it comes to your budget, so when uncle Dave offers to take wedding photos for you it seems like an ideal way to save some money…or is it? Before we get into the details, let me make it clear that I’m not going to say you should let him take photos or not. Not everyone can afford a wedding photographer so uncle Dave is actually better than nothing. So if it comes down to you having any pictures or not, then go get uncle Dave signed up asap! Uncle Dave & The Danger Of…

The Complete 6 Step Guide On How To Backup Wedding Photos

The Complete 6 Step Guide On How To Backup Wedding Photos

Jamie GilliesJune 24, 20205 min read

When it comes to your wedding pictures the last thing anyone wants is for them to be lost. But the process for never losing your wedding pictures starts before the wedding. Here’s the complete guide on how to backup wedding photos. Having Redundancy, or in other words backups, is perhaps what sets apart a professional from an amateur. For a professional it’s not an afterthought, it’s a way of life. The mantra is to have at least 3 copies of the data at all times, with one of them being offsite (Stored in a different location to where you are).…

4 Unpopular Answers To Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive?

4 Unpopular Answers To Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive?

Jamie GilliesJune 24, 20205 min read

It seems the moment the word “wedding” is mentioned everything gets 10x more expensive. I mean how hard is it for someone to click a button and get some photos for you? So why is wedding photography so expensive then? https://youtu.be/zg0XCRNCi2Q SO why is wedding photography so expensive? Perhaps there’s more to it than meets the eye. Let me help you see why wedding photography isn’t cheap but is actually value for money. To help understand what you’re paying for I’ve broken it down into 4 areas- ToolsTimeCraft & ExperienceValue Tools Tools help people get a job done. Buy cheap,…

The Ultimate In-Depth Look at Pixieset – How Will I Get My Wedding Photos?

The Ultimate In-Depth Look at Pixieset – How Will I Get My Wedding Photos?

Jamie GilliesJune 23, 20209 min read

Gone are the days of film, taking a couple of hundred shots, taking them to the chemist to get developed and then posting them out.  Now we have the ability to take thousands of images, carefully curate the best ones, adjust them to our liking and then what? This is where Pixieset steps in. https://youtu.be/j0UBiAjRCzw The Ultimate Guide To Pixieset Being we have a digital product we have 3 options –  Digital DeliveryPhysical DeliveryBoth How you receive each of the above can be done multiple ways also.  I can email you the pictures, send them on a usb or i…

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Photos

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Photos

Jamie GilliesJune 22, 20203 min read

I want to capture your day so that you can look back at these pictures in years to come and remember the day as it was. My tagline is “real people, real moments” and I love to document the day as it’s really happening. I don’t like to “glam” it up. I’m a warts and all kinda guy. I will mainly focus on documenting the day rather than staged posing of couples etc – although if someone comes up to me and asks for a picture with someone – more than happy to do that. I’m more than happy to…

7 Simple Step Guide On How To Book A Wedding Photographer

7 Simple Step Guide On How To Book A Wedding Photographer

Jamie GilliesJune 22, 20203 min read

Here I want to help you understand the process of how to book a wedding photographer, from initially enquiry through to the wedding day. This is how I personally work, every wedding photographer is going to have their own way of doing things. https://youtu.be/GGzpIp5sU1Q How To Book A Wedding Photographer So to start with you have obviously found me, liked what I do, and want to enquire more about my services. Every wedding photographer will have their own specific way they like to do things but this is an outline of my process of how to book a wedding photographer.…

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